Megamouth shark

The appearance of the megamouth is distinctive, but little else is known about it.

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The Megamouth shark lives in the pelagic-oceanic, oceanodromous, marine, depth range 5 - 600 m , usually 120 - 166 m environment.

Rare Megamouth Shark Caught, Eaten in Philippines = Shark Was One of 41 Recorded Megamouths in the World - By OLIVER TEVES Associated Press Writer MANILA, Philippines April 7, 2009 (AP) The Associated Press 37 More

The Megamouth Shark is an extremely rare and unusual species of deepwater shark. It is easily recognised by its huge, soft head and large mouth which is positioned at the anterior margin of the head. More

via Wikipedia The megamouth shark, Megachasma pelagios, is an extremely rare species of deepwater shark. Since being discovered in 1976, only a few megamouth sharks have been seen with 47 specimens known to have been caught or sighted as of 2009 and three recordings on film. More

Range of megamouth shark (in blue) Greyreefsharksmall2.jpg Sharks portal The megamouth shark, Megachasma pelagios, is an extremely rare species of deepwater shark. More

The 13-foot-long (4-meter-long) megamouth shark (pictured), caught on March 30 by mackerel fishers off the city of Donsol, was only the 41st megamouth shark ever found, according to WWF-Philippines. More

Megamouth SharkThe megamouth shark (Megachasma pelagios) is an extremely rare and unusual species of shark discovered in 1976. Its body is stout, tapering posteriorly. The head is bulbous, wide and long; snout very short and broadly rounded. More

The megamouth shark's name says it all: it is a shark with a huge mouth. The head is bulbous with protruding jaws. There are white marks on the tips of the fins and mouth and a dark triangular mark on the base of the throat. More

The megamouth shark is epipelagic but is capable of diving to great depths. More

Rare megamouth shark caught, eaten in Philippines - This photo released by the World Wildlife Fund shows a dead rare megamouth shark at the sh... More

The megamouth shark is a shark with a huge mouth, bulbous head and protruding jaws. On an average they are 4.5 m (15 ft.) in length and weigh around 750 kg (1650 lb). More

When the first megamouth shark was captured in 1976, a new shark family, genus and species had to be erected. There are conflicting phylogenetic hypotheses regarding the evolutionary relationships between the Megachasmidae and other shark families. More

The Megamouth shark is one of the most rare and most mysterious members of the shark family. Only 22 specimens have ever been reported since it was first captured and described in 1976 and many details of its life are as yet unknown. More

The megamouth shark (Megachasma pelagios) is a very rare shark species. In fact, the first specimen of the megamouth shark was found in 1976 by a United States Naval vessel off the island of Oahu, Hawaii. More

Occasionally, however, Megamouth Sharks are seen at the surface during daylight hours. Why they might do so is something of a mystery. More

Megamouth shark (English), grootbekhaai (Dutch), requin grande gueule (French), and tibur More

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Fishermen in Phillipines catch rare megamouth shark - and then eat it = THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Wednesday, April 8th 2009, 10:28 AM Experts use a tape measure to document the length of a megamouth shark caught by mackerel fishermen off the Donsol marine resort in the More

Rare megamouth shark caught in Philippines = Posted on 08 April 2009 © WWF-Philippines/Elson Aca Megamouth 41, as the Florida Museum of Natural History has named the Donsol shark, measured four meters and weighed an estimated 500 More

Until today 46 Megamouth sharks have been discovered. No: DATE: LOCATION: SEX: SIZE: PHOTO: REMARKS: 1 15 Nov. More

only a few more observations of the megamouth shark have been done. Very little is known about this species due to the low number of individuals reported. It lives in the open ocean, often at great depths, which may explain the rarity of encounters. More

The Megamouth Shark (Megachasma pelagios) is an extremely rare and unusual species of shark, discovered in 1976, with 36 specimens known to be caught or sighted as of 2006. More

caught and later ate a megamouth shark, one of the rarest fishes in the world with only 40 others recorded to have been encountered, the World Wildlife Fund said Tuesday. More

The Megamouth shark is an extremely rare species of deepwater shark. Only 39 specimens have been sighted, and just three caught on film. More

Megamouth Shark - Definition and Overview = Megamouth Shark Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Chondrichthyes More

The Megamouth Sharks is one of the rarest fishes in the world. In March 2009, a group of fishermen in the Philippines accidentally caught one and ate it, it was one of only 40 to ever have been encountered. The sharks are huge and... More

Common names

Grootbekhaai in Dutch (Nederlands)
Grootbekhaai in Unknown
Jättemunhaj in Swedish (Svenska)
Kæmpemund in Danish (dansk)
Kitahai in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Megachasma pelagios in Italian (Italiano)
Megachasma pelagios in Polish (polski)
Megachasma pelagios in Spanish (español)
Megamouth in Swedish (Svenska)
megamouth shark in English
Megamundhaj in Danish (dansk)
Óriásszájú cápa in Hungarian (Magyar)
Requin grande guele in French (français)
Requin grande gueule in French (français)
Tauró bocaample in Catalan (Català)
tiburón bocón in Spanish (español)
Tiburón bocudo in Spanish (español)
Большеротая акула in Russian (русский язык)
ปลาฉลามเมกาเมาท์ in Thai (ไทย)
メガマウス in Japanese (日本語)
大口鯊 in Mandarin Chinese
大口鯊 in Unknown
大口鲨 in Mandarin Chinese
大口鲨 in Unknown

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Order : Lamniformes
Family : Megachasmidae
Genus : Megachasma
Species : Megachasma pelagios
Authority : Taylor, Compagno and Struhsaker,1983